In life there are so many expectations, so many rules, so many people trying to tell you how to live your life. The truth is the only person who is going to live you life is you. The only person who will feel your happiness is you. The only person that will feel your hear breaking is you. The only person who will benefit from your early nights is you. The only person who will feel the endorphins after you go running is you. Ok I think you get the picture. While some people have an influence on your life they will never control your life. You are your own being you have your own body and you have the right to make your own decisions. You don’t have to do anything to impress someone else. You shouldn’t ever feel pressured to look, act or be a certain way. If it is something you and you alone want to do then go for it.
We are going about our lives and as the days pass things get busier we don’t often stop to think about living. I am about to ask you a question and before you read on I want you to answer it to yourself.
What is living? – now say your answer out loud.
Your first thought was probably a beating heart, someone that is breathing? Yes technically that is living but there is so much more to life than that. I think that breathing and having a heart beat is existing. We’re given one life. One opportunity to try and fit as much in as possible. Why just settle with the minimum go find what really makes your heart beat. Go and do a bungee jump, get a pet, fall in love, throw a party, start a business, write a song, play for a sports team. I can’t tell you what your passion is but I can tell you no matter how significant or insignificant you think this is it’s actually more important than you could ever imagine. In life we need balance. Working hard, having fun, exercising, hanging with friends and having alone time are a few examples of how I like to lead a balanced life. Yours might be different and that is totally fine. Every person is different and with individuality comes diversity which is a beautiful thing. Don’t ever be afraid to be yourself and do the things that make you happy.
I’m not saying you have to change the world to live you just need to make sure you’re getting the most you possible can from the life you want to live. Be happy with the things you do have, don’t settle for anything less than the best and of course don’t be afraid to live. Which ever way you look at it life is an opportunity it’s up to you to make the most of it.